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Artificial intelligence (AI) in health professions education

May 16, 2023

Tools like ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) are changing the landscape of  PT education.  How can you adapt? 

ACAPT member Carole Tucker, PT, PhD chaired a series of artificial intelligence workshops from the NASEM Global Forum on Innovation in Health Profession Education (HPE); ACAPT is an active Global Forum member. 2023 recordings are available below:

If you are interested in joining a NASEM Global Forum working group focused on resources & shared experiences of using or teaching AI in HPE, please email Dr. Tucker

Below are recommended steps PT educators should take now.

  1. Educate yourself & your colleagues in basic concepts & controversies related to AI.  Start with this article from the National Academy of Medicine. 

  2. Build relationships.

  3. Establish a local advisory group to collaborate with the existing curricular oversight process.

  4. Review your program's existing competency outcomes & curricula.

  5. Review the existing assessment program.

  6. Review existing admissions & selection processes.

  7. Participate in evaluation & research regarding the impact of AI in education.

  8. Engage in national & global discussions to:

    • Enhance AI training
    • Establish learning objectives & developmentally appropriate progression of training in AI
    • Leverage AI in training
    • Develop AI capabilities that assist in delivery of educational programs

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